Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_442-2

Local name for mucocutaneous and cutaneous forms of leishmaniasis in South America due to Leishmania braziliense and L. peruviana. Vectors are Psychodopygus wellcomei (syn. Lutzomyia). Other names are espundia, buba.


Cutaneous Form Leishmania Braziliense 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany